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World Health Day 2017: Why the WHO chose depression as its focus this year

April 7th, 2017
Diabetes, food safety, superbugs – those are just some of the past themes officials picked as World Health Day initiatives. But this year, for 2017, the World Health Organization is focusing on depression. “Depression affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. It causes mental anguish and impacts on people’s ability to carry out even...

Arms Bumanlag Named a Champion of Mental Health

April 4th, 2017
Quite the recognition for AM800's Arms Bumanlag. He's been named a 2017 'Champion of Mental Health' by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health. Bumanlag gets the national award in the 'media category' for his work on the 'Sole Focus Project' at the local chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Bumanlag has been battling anxiety for years...

Kicking mental illness down to size

February 27th, 2017
As an ambassador for the Sole Focus Project, Jasmine Jacey helps spread the message about mental health issues using shoe soles painted robin's egg blue. Read more... Current, Spring Issue 2017, The Windsor Star

Sole Focus Project hopes to raise $500K for mental health

February 22nd, 2017
CTV Windsor Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:58AM EST Last Updated Wednesday, February 15, 2017 2:19PM EST The Windsor-Essex County Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association officially launched the Sole Focus Project on Wednesday. The campaign seeks to raise $500,000 over the next three years in support of mental health awareness, education and training, identified as a strategic priority...

Sole Focus Project officially launched!

February 22nd, 2017
CMHA-WECB thanks all of our ambassadors, sponsors, donors, dignitaries and supporters that attended the official launch of the Sole Focus Project campaign on February 15th. It was a great morning! Photos courtesy of Snapd Windsor

Local 444 Supporting Sole Focus Mental Health Project

January 24th, 2017
A new campaign of the Canadian Mental Health Association in Windsor is getting a major boost in the name of a labour icon. Unifor Local 444 today announced a $50,000 donation toward the 3-year Sole Focus Project fundraising campaign. In making today's announcement Local 444 President Dino Chiodo paid tribute to a previous president: "I would like to present on...

Thank You FCA & Unifor Local 444

November 27th, 2016
The first Windsor-Essex Suicide Prevention Awareness Week (SPAW) was held in September 2016. As part of SPAW, over 800 Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) Canada Inc. employees from both Windsor Assembly Plant and FCA Canada Windsor Offices showed their solidarity and support of Suicide Prevention Awareness Week by purchasing yellow "You Are NOT Alone" t-shirts. Employees raised over $8,500 and Unifor...

Thank You Essex Town Councillors!

November 27th, 2016
On October 17, 2016, CMHA-WECB Chief Executive Officer Claudia den Boer had the opportunity to share with Essex Town Council the great work that CMHA-WECB is doing. Councillors Randy Voakes and Sherry Bondy took the opportunity to each donate $500 in support of our Mental Health Promotion program.

Caesars Windsor Supports Workplace Mental Health

November 27th, 2016
Caesars Windsor made a $15,000 donation in support of Workplace Mental Wellness Training and Education at CMHA-WECB's Annual General Meeting held on September 14, 2016. “Providing resources to strengthen the community where we work and live is a core value of the Caesars Windsor Cares program,” said Kelly Wolfe Gregoire, Vice President, Human Resources.  “Caesars Windsor has made a commitment mental...

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